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Abe Turner vs Robert James Fischer
Third Rosenwald Trophy (1956), New York, NY USA, rd 2, Oct-08
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Panno Variation (E63)  ·  1-0



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Feb-09-04  malfy: I was hoping that he (fischer) would play the budapest gambit, i love the sharp lines which follow. Would've made for a more exiciting game in my opinion ^_^
Feb-09-04  clendenon: this was the saame tournametn that fischr played the game of the century.
May-31-04  Tigran Petrosian: Yep. The Rosenwald memorial.
Jun-18-04  Najdorf: That game of the century is the coolest game i have seen i see why they call it the game of the century.The Perfect Defence!!
Aug-28-04  wall: Maybe Black can do better with 37...Qh4 instead of 37...Qf6. Also 38...Qh8 instead of 38...Qe5+. 39...Rf7 looks weak. Perhaps 39...h2 instead. Maybe 47...Bd3 instead of 47...Rh3. Maybe retreat with 48...Rh8 instead of 48...Rh4+. After 50.Kg5 Rxg4+ 51.Kxg4 Kf6 52.Kh5 wins for White.
Dec-28-05  oao2102: Very nice game with a lot of tactical play. 9. Nd2 has interesting consequences. Fischer played with determination but where did the game turn against him? Turner plays solid throughout and thwarts all of Bobby's attacks!
Dec-28-05  syracrophy: I expected more of Fischer. Abe Turner launched a strong pawns attack, supported by the king and the other pieces. The white king was a very strong piece in this game, I liked its agility to support the advance of his pawns against the black king, and how the enemy's pieces couldn't do anything to stop the king's walk.

This game shows that Fischer has some "holes" on his style of game.

Dec-28-05  HannibalSchlecter: Fischer was just a kid here, in his formative years. The Fischer of 10 years later would wipe the floor with this guy.
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  Bishoprick: Whatever Fischer might or might not have done to Abe Turner ten years later, at the time of Turner death the score between them was Turner 2 1/2, Fischer 1/2. Abe was one of the few with a plus score against Bobby (I think Tal was another).
Jan-06-12  TheFocus: Actually, 18 players have plus scores against Fischer, although 13 of them only played him one game. Here is a list of people that beat him.

Dec-30-13  Laskerschueler: 35...Rc4 was probably the last chance to play for a win (idea Rd4, Rd3...). White has to find 36.a4, but even then White┬┤s position is difficult. (Thanks to my little helpers)
Aug-15-18  dasarp: As a KID player, I was distressed when I first saw this game. Soviet players have frequently talked of the KID being positionally unsound, and Fischer himself suffered several squeezes, notably against Petrosian and Tal. I felt that 16...g5 was an opportunity to seal-in the KID f4 wedge. When I analyzed this game with Stockfish, I could confirm it - black opens the h-file and swings the rook over (Rf6 or Rf7) - and it seems that black has the slightly better game. The next major improvements for black are 18... h5, 21...Nf4, 22...h2! or 22..Qf6. 22...Nh4 is an instructive mistake, the knight is diminished at h4, it was always headed for f4! The 30th move offers another equalizing opportunity - 30... g4! 31. Ng4 Ng3 32. Kg3 Qg5 33. Kh3 Kf7! and the activity should be enough to equalize. 33. fxg4 is a blunder by Abe! 33. Ng4 is winning, but after 33. fg? Bh6 34. Rf3 Qf6!, it is black who has a winning initiative. 35...Bf4? is also an error, and Rc4! seems better for black, as pointed out by Laskerscheuler above.

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